Wall Street's "Teasing Gains"

The market has had a nice little rally of late. A real push to higher levels, however, won't happen until several hurdles are cleared

In case you haven't noticed, stocks have been rallying for the past few weeks. Since mid-August (when only the most die-hard market watchers were paying attention), the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has climbed 5%, bringing it back into positive territory year-to-date.

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